Deering Seafood Festival
Sunday, October 18 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
With the safety of our community as our top priority as the community deals with COVID-19, this program has been postponed from March 29, 2020, and rescheduled to Sunday, October 18, 2020.
Information regarding tickets purchased for the original date has been emailed directly to ticket buyers. This includes:
- Retain your ticket(s) which will be honored for the next Deering Estate Seafood Festival on the Bay, rescheduled to Sunday, October 18, 2020.
- Exchange your ticket into a Deering Estate Foundation membership which allows for free entry into the Seafood Festival and an opportunity to enjoy all the estate has to offer for one year. Please contact Dee Diaz, Membership Coordinator, at 305-235-1668; press 3, then dial ext. 263, if you would like join the Deering Estate Foundation.
- If you would like a refund of your purchase, please call 1-800-514-3849 or email [email protected].
As a Miami-Dade County Park, the Deering Estate is an entity of Miami-Dade County and is strictly following all procedures and protocols as outlined through the Mayor’s office, which is providing real-time updates through its regular communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Florida Department of Health. We encourage you to review that information at www.miamidade.gov/coronavirus.
Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.
One of South Florida’s most highly anticipated events, the Deering Seafood Festival is consistently a sold-out event, attracting more than 8,000 people to the grounds of the historic 450-acre Deering Estate for a nonstop celebration of nature’s beauty and bounty. The festival is renowned for its cornucopia of culinary delights, featuring delicious catches from the sea, chef demonstrations and sumptuous fare along Seafood Alley presented by Golden Rule Seafood. Named by the Greater Miami Festival and Events Association as “Best Event of the Year” for the past two years, the Deering Seafood Festival is also the only one-day festival to be recognized among the Top 10 Events for eight consecutive years by BizBash Magazine.
Adults $20 advance / $25 at the gate
Children (ages 4-14): $7 advance / $10 at the gate
Deering Estate Foundation Members get FREE ADMISSION!
ENTERTAINMENT, EDUCATION & ADVENTURES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
While Florida’s freshest fish and seafood are always the main event, continuous live entertainment takes place throughout the day on the main stage. It’s a day of family fun, dancing and grooving to the tunes the world-renowned Bahamian Junkanoo and Virgin Island stilt walkers.
The Deering Seafood Festival offers activities that are both fun and educational for children of all ages, including inflatables, creative activities and a kid-friendly menu. At the Deering Discovery Cove, kids can experiment and explore the wonders of nature. For the younger ones, the Li’l Shrimp Kids Zone provides unlimited play on inflatables, creative activities and a kid-friendly menu for when hunger strikes. Ongoing activities include a rock-climbing wall and the Pelican Skipper pontoon boat rides, as well as Artists Lane, featuring paintings, photography, crafts and jewelry by local artisans.
ALTERED TRAFFIC PATTERNS & STREET CLOSURES
A special one-way traffic pattern is being implemented around the Estate from 9am to 6pm. There will be additional street closures and restricted access routes from 8am to 6pm.
FREE PUBLIC PARKING & SHUTTLE SERVICE
To the North: Westminster Christian School (6855 SW 152 St, Miami, FL, 33157)
To the South: Palmetto Bay Village Center (18001 Old Cutler Rd, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157)
Free shuttle bus service with continuous service will be provided from both Westminster Christian School and Palmetto Bay Village Center from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.
For those wishing to pedal to the festival, a courtesy bike valet is offered through Green Mobility Network. Free Park and Ride is also available at Westminster Christian School and Palmetto Bay Village Center, with continuous shuttle-bus service to the Estate.
The Deering Seafood Festival is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Monies raised from the Festival benefit the Deering Estate Foundation.
Sponsorship Information – CLICK HERE
To kick-off the 16th annual Deering Seafood Festival, check out our 1st annual Chef’s Table on the Bay, an exclusive, multi-course dining experience created and prepared by renowned chefs Cindy and Ashley Hutson of Ortanique and paired with select wines and cocktails.